If you’ve missed our Debrief of Day 2, you can read it here.
The third and last day of IT4Anxiety’s fourth hackathon started smoothly at 8:00 AM with breakfast and a yoga laughter session at the Trakk, a creative hub in Namur, Belgium.
Michel DUCHATEAU, the facilitator, gave a pitch to launch the day and present the day’s program. This was then followed by a teamwork session. At 10:30 AM, participants had the opportunity to visit the CoderDojo stand, a global network of free computer programming clubs for young people. Then, the coaches took stock of all ongoing projects with the 7 teams of participants.
After the lunch break, a workshop on “Pitch preparation” was mandatory for all attendees. This workshop was followed by a final teamwork session to finalise their presentations.
It was then time for the facilitator to introduce the jury members. They shortly introduced themselves and presented their criteria. The jury was composed of the following 5 members:
- Tony Rey Paulino, Business & product Design - Founder of 1point61
"I expect pitches to have consistency between desirability and viability", Tony Rey Paulino
- Dr Serge Mertens de Wilmars, Head of the Medical Services and Psychiatrist at CNP St-Martin
"I especially expect it to be something practical and easy for patients because it's not always easy", Dr Serge Mertens de Wilmars
- Stéphane Waha, Coach and trainer at Smes
“I am interested to see how you have thought about solutions in relation to anxiety”, Stéphane Waha
- Bruno Dumas, Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Namur
“The innovation of the project will interest me as well as the user experience”, Bruno Dumas
- Erik Van der Eycken, Freelance consultant - Research Projects, GAMIAN Europe
“I'm here because I want to see which app can help Interreg IT4Anxiety patients”, Erik Van der Eycken
After that, the jury members were invited to listen to the results of the 54 hour teamwork and pitches of the 7 teams of participants.
Here below are some key information quotes about the different teams and projects: Unwind, Moodraw, CarePsy, Mind Defender, Pôle Autiste Namur, PRE-PAR-TOI and E-health advisor.
“A platform that would link you to the right therapist. The idea of this platform is the idea of meeting a therapist who speaks the same language as you”
“During this hackathon, we met experts and users, and the feedback was super positive"
“Being at peace with yourself is the surest way to be at peace with others"
"Follow-up of patients suffering from anxiety disorders and “ptsd” via mood drawings"
"We analyze emotion and mood"
“Diversity, inclusion, work, artificial intelligence and serenity”
"CarePsy offers the keys to the different types of care for people in pain/caregivers/mental health professionals"
“Our solution is to group together the existing offer, describe the treatments and make it easier to book an appointment”
"We have an association called "FILAO" and its slogan is « transforming deficiency into efficiency »"
"Thank you. We were three visually impaired persons participating at this hackathon, and we felt really well included”
Pôle Autiste Namur:
“When different bits of intelligence come together, we can achieve very, very big things, very quickly»
“TOGETHER for inclusive support»
“A free, easy-to-use self-help website that allows people to understand their discomfort through testimony"
“A meeting space between Users and Designers”
It was then time for the moment we all have been waiting for: the announcement of three winning teams!
Our winners of this fourth IT4Anxiety Hackathon are :
1st prize : PRE-PAR-TOI
2nd prize: Mind defender
3rd prize and "Coup de Coeur" of the jury is Moodraw
Congratulations to all teams for their great pitches and particularly to the winning teams!
PRE-PAR-TOI and My Defender, both won personalized support for the development of their innovation from the TRAKK. Moodraw won a support for their project from 1point61 – Industrial Design Agency.
Finally, all participants had the opportunity to network in a more relaxed ambiance and a get-together drink!
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